Skip to comments.New Obama book by Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter airs private flares of temper
Posted on 05/08/2010 5:51:21 AM PDT by Zakeet
President Obama may cultivate an image as the unflappable Mr. Cool, but he can get hot under the collar too, according to a new book.
In "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," by Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter, the author recounts a series of private blow-ups - including a particularly fiery one involving the nation's top military brass.
"A presidential dressing down unlike any in the United States in more than half a century," is how Alter describes the October 2009 eruption.
But it's often the flashes of anger, not amour, that shine through Alter's tome, including:
"No! No! You're making that up!" he shouted at aide David Axelrod, grabbing him by the shirt. "That can't be right."
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
Democrats will defend him by citing the loss of temper by Jesus at the temple.
Jesus never lost His temper at the Temple...
"Bruni wanted to know if, like the Sarkozys, Michelle and the President had ever kept anyone waiting that way," Alter writes, offering no source. "Michelle laughed nervously and said no."
LOL, of this I have no doubt. Now whether Obama and his "body man" have ever done this is a different story.
Yes, Obama is nothing more than the Prince of Fools. The MFM is the Number 1 Enemy of this country.
In a poker game Obama would go broke in 5 minutes.
It’s amusing - but pathetic - to watch his back stiffen any time his judgment is questioned.
When you see vast inconsistency in the demeanor of a person like this you should be troubled - President Joe Cool VS. Mr Hyde.
He has big-time Anger Management issues, and for a person with so much power that could be an extremely dangerous thing.
if he ever sees fit to fly off the handle then we will be the ones facing the repercussions of his unbalanced fit of rage.
IMO - America has NO IDEA what they have sitting in its seat of total power in this country...NO IDEA.
About the most stunning political "cartoon" (please don't spin, Norman Rockwell) about the 0, I've seen yet....
Norman Rockwell “Triple Self-Portrait” ???
“Anyone who was paying attention could see this was all a set up. But the culprit was the NEWS MEDIA that amazingly did not do their jobs. “
The MSM, “drive by media”, is very far left and doing their part to seduce certain segments of the American population that “redistribution” is the way to go. The 2010 and 2012 elections will determine the outcome of their perverted, anti-American bias and thinking.
Please do a google on “The Frankfurt School + Critical Theory” to see how the seeds of this liberal crap were planted in our country by a small group of German communist jews.
It is no longer easy to “Have a good day”.....
He didn’t ?
Proverbs 19:11 People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs.
All by design ... Americans truly know less about this man than than any of his predecessors. There's a very strong possibility he doesn't meet the criteria to be POTUS ... essentially a pretender.
This is such a shock. I always thought he was such a lovely, gentle man. You know. A Christian. < /s>
Insert your favorite Hitler comparison here.............
Hes a god to his people.
You're right...just read the comments.
Berry acts like an insecure and arrogent only child. I know. But most people grow out of it by 4th GRADE!
Yes, I agree. I think one of the reasons he's kept out of sight by his handlers, to the extent that they can manage it, is that this becomes glaringly apparently when he is involved in any sort of public exchange or even commentary.
The real reason he can't have press conferences is that people would probably be clamoring to have him removed from office on grounds of insanity after the first 15 minutes.
Are you sure they don't get pleasure from being whipped by the object of their adoration?
Absoulutely. He wouldn’t release the book otherwise. The left will love the story of this egomaniac dressing down our troops.
I hope that the troops get the message and find some way to undermine him.
while the Mediascum failed abysmally to “do their jobs” as journalism *should* be performed (as independent, honest, accurate presenters of vital info for the public), the Mediascum did do EXACTLY the job they wanted to do..... which was to push a socialist Manchurian candidate into the White House.
“This was a cold and bracing meeting,” an attendee said of the encounter, where Obama demanded to know “here and now” if the Pentagon would be onboard with any presidential strategy.
It apparently worked: Petraeus later described himself as “chagrined,” and both he and Gates “swore loyalty” to the President. Obama eventually supported a troop buildup.
They swore loyalty to Obama?? Funny, I thought they already swore loyalty to the Constitution, and agreed to follow the orders of the President....